5 Side Trips to Escape the Zion Crowds

When you stay at Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort, you are centrally located between two of the most beautiful national parks in Utah—Zion National Park and Bryce Canyon National Park. And when you unpack once and stay awhile, you can explore even more of the stunning East Zion landscape. Check out these five side trips to escape the Zion crowds, perfect …

A hiker exploring Belly of the Dragon near Zion National Park

Hiking Belly of the Dragon — Roadside Attraction Near Zion National Park

Hiking Belly of the Dragon is a fun, family-friendly adventure through a short, man-made tunnel resembling—well, you can probably guess from the name! Located between Orderville and Kanab, it was carved to serve as a drainage below Highway 89. Years of rainfall have carved the tunnel’s sandstone walls into stunning ripples for the whole family to explore. Just one mile …